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Implementing the Requirements of Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act FTA Webinar for First-Time Reporters April 2011 Reporting Cycle. This Presentation Will Cover:. The objectives of the Section 1512 reporting requirements. Guidance issued by OMB
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Implementing the Requirements of Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActFTA Webinar for First-Time Reporters April 2011 Reporting Cycle
The objectives of the Section 1512 reporting requirements.
Guidance issued by OMB
Who must submit a 1512 Report.
When information must be submitted.
What information FTA grantees should submit.
How information should be submitted.
Where to find additional technical assistance.
(Available on the FTA ARRA Website under ARRA Reporting at http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440_10542.html )
Recipients can submit their report to their awarding agency outside of www.federalreporting.gov (i.e., by email or fax) if they are unable to report electronically.
Recipients can mark their report as “final” if the project status is complete, no additional jobs will be reported, all or nearly all funds from the award have been expended, and all or nearly all funds from the award have been received.
Recipients can make an adjustment to a report submitted in a prior reporting period (i.e., a report submitted in January, 2011). Grantees should contact FTA with information on the correction and FTA will submit the correction to OMB.
Provide sufficient clarity and detail in narrative descriptions.
Taken in conjunction, entries in the “award description,” and “Quarterly Activities/Project Description for Prime and Subrecipients” fields must provide clear and complete information on the award’s purpose, scope and nature of activities, outcomes, and status of activities.
The information in the “Quarterly Activities/Project Description” field should include information on the accomplishments of the projects funded by the grant.
When reporting payments to subrecipients exceeding $25,000 aggregate multiple payments made to the same subrecipient.
Note that if multiple payments under $25,000 awarded to the same subrecipients exceed $25,000, then this information should be reported in the subrecipient section of the report.
For more information on this guidance, go to M-10-34, “Updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”
(Note: Direct Federal contractors report on fewer data elements)
(Available at: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440_10542.html#1512)
Report as “full-time equivalents” (FTE), reported cumulatively each calendar quarter.
Add All Hours Together for the Top (Numerator)
Add the Hours in a Full-Time Schedule in a calendar quarter for the Bottom (Denominator)
Denominator is typically 520, unless work schedule for job type is not 40 hours/weekPrime Recipient
Note: Direct contractors report payments received through MarkView/Prism, not ECHO
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
*Note: Awards to individuals are not an eligible
activity under FTA’s grant programs. This line is
for other Federal programs that provide
assistance to individuals like scholarships, or